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There are other changes as well.

Why? Well, the world has changed. And change with it, we must. The lyrics to "We Go On" for IllumiNations say it best:

We go on to the joy and through the tears
We go on to discover new frontiers
Moving on with the current of the years.
We go on
Moving forward now as one
Moving on with a spirit born to run
Ever on with each rising sun.
To a new day, we go on.

It's time to move on and move forward.

PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

But eventually, we must move on and move forward. It is the right thing to do.

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If you miss us, you can still find some of us online. Sara started a new blog at DisneyParkPrincess.com -- I strongly urge you to visit and get on her mailing list. She IS the Disney park princess and knows Disney backward and forward. And I am blogging as well at JenniferMaker.com, which is a little craft blog I started a couple of years ago to make ends meet. You can see and hear me in my craft show at https://www.youtube.com/c/jennifermaker . Many PassPorter readers and fans are on Facebook, in groups they formed like the PassPorter Trip Reports and PassPorter Crafting Challenge (if you join, just let them know you read about it in the newsletter). And some of our most devoted community members started a forum of their own at Pixie Dust Lane and all are invited over.

So we encourage you to stay in touch with us and your fellow community members wherever works best for you!

Best wishes for a wonderful and magical new year!

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Old 10-02-2017, 12:49 PM   #1
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Talking SUPER EXCITED!!!

Today I Booked and paid off a 9night/10day trip to WDW staying at the Beach Club Resort from October 18 thru 27th 2018 with the standard dining plan!!!!! I'm super excited!!!! I'm extremely grateful to have been able to afford to do this. Normally I would book and pay it down over the course of time. I was down in the dumps that I wasn't able to go this year hubby just started a new job 2 weeks ago after being out of work for 2.5 months, so he doesn't have the leave. Well he surprised me with a little leftover from the nest egg we had for a rainy day (it rained for 2.5 months thank God that's over) anyway He said that I could use it towards Food and Wine festival next year when leave won't be an issue. ..
Now I can't stop myself from planning... but I know that here on the boards it's normal to go planning crazy....right? I'm not alone right? O well even if I am, I love every minute of it. Have a magical day everyone!!!!
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Hi and Welcome to the boards. I'm sorry to hear about the job troubles but happy to hear you could book a trip for next year. We've all been in at least a similar boat if not the same one (I had my own job troubles that started about a year ago) and we too couldn't go this year but have a trip booked for next August. I've been planning it on and off since August of last year (yes, 2016) so you are definitely not alone in being planning crazy. Of course we could look at it as being really, really well prepared. It sounds much better
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Hi and Welcome to the Boards!!! I, too, am sorry to hear about your "rainy days." As Darlene said, we've all been there. We all know and share the planning bug. You are in the right place! I am super excited for your upcoming trip!!! Congrats!!!
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Welcome! Have fun planning.


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Hi and welcome! Sorry about the job troubles, but I’m so glad you’re able to go next year!
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